Hey there! Welcome to my site. My name is Rodlyn (she/her) and I am a writer: an aspiring feminist cultural critic and a poet. I write about desire, filipinx identity, whiteness, and popular culture. Some of my passions include immigration and migration rights, feminist theory, poetry, baking, and any food that has successfully incorporated corn into itself.
I am a Master’s candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gender & Women’s Studies Program, where my research focuses on (i) global education and (ii) postcolonial intimacies under empire, with a focus on the philippine diaspora. i work as a teaching assistant for various introductory courses within the department.
my time at DIS Study Abroad (2019-2020) allowed me to engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work in a global context. I worked closely with the Wellness and Inclusion Facilitator to improve the study abroad experience for our students of color and overall diversity and inclusion initiatives amongst faculty and staff.
I received an interdisciplinary B.A. in English and Writing with a minor in Gender Studies from Loyola University Maryland in 2019. During undergrad, I served as the Arts & Society Editor (2016-2018), Editor-in-Chief (2018), and Managing Editor (2019) of Loyola’s student-run online news source, The Greyhound. I have also previously served as an Editorial Intern (2019) forBaltimore magazine.
I believe in the power of the written word more than I believe in the power of most things, and hope to contribute to the shaping of public consciousness(es) through my own work. Happy reading!